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ProfDev: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

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ProfDev: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Time: March 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: The NonProfit Center
Street: 89 South Street
City/Town: Boston
Website or Map: http://www.nonprofitcenterbos…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Socializing for Justice
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2014

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Event Description

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about? 

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Monday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in downtown Boston. 

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer 

Limited space - register ahead of time: 

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available). 

Newcomers always welcomed!

Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking 

This engaging coaching session focuses on getting past the fear of asking and how to avoid some common mistakes. Learn an easy way to sort through contact lists and build a strong prospect list based on the 3 Cs of fundraising: capacity, connection and commitment. Learn specific language for how to make a strong ask, based on the relationship-building tips shared in Art of the Schmooze, and ten tips that will make your next fundraising plan a success. "If you are afraid to ask for money, kick yourself out of the way and let the cause talk."


Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, events logistics and fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for Justice to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. He is the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). On the side he offers trainings and consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots organizers. Learn more at

Check out his testimonials ! 


6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner 

6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

*  DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.


Socializing for Justice - 

Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).

With over 2400 members and 7+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (175+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions and  past event photos!

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